Erscheinungsdatum: 01.09.2007, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Stricken by God?, Titelzusatz: Nonviolent Indentification and the Victory of Christ, Redaktion: Hardin, Michael // Jersak, Brad, Verlag: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Christentum, Rubrik: Religion // Theologie, Christentum, Seiten: 532, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 850 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Outcast from the church, community, and close friends for a crime he did not commit, Silas Marner's trust and faith falls away. A broken, disillusioned man, he builds a new faith, that will never let him down: gold. He weaves his cloths, counts his money, baptises himself with the coins of his new religion. When tragedy strikes again and all his money is stolen he's bereft and grief stricken. Then, on New Year's Ev,e a vision of gold flickers before the flames. Spilling locks are tumbling coins. For a moment Silas is reunited with his lovely sovereigns. And then he sees a little child. When Eppie crosses his threshold, Silas's life changes. Their life together, from her childhood to womanhood, is his salvation. But all is threatened when her biological father makes a claim on her. A BBC Radio dramatisation, starring George Costigan as Silas Marner and Rebecca Callard as Eppie. Dramatised by Richard Cameron and directed by Pauline Harris. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Costigan, Rebecca Callard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005791/bk_bbcw_005791_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grief-stricken father Seth Clyman spent seven days mourning the loss of his two-month-old daughter - the seven days of shivah in the Jewish religion - questioning the meaning of life as he tried to come to terms with his infant daughter's death. As friends and family came to pay their respects, Seth felt as though he was falling into a black hole - weakened, humbled, and exposed, he spent those seven days examining a world he never knew existed. But when Seth emerged on the last day, something had shifted. He was a different person, a man who had the profound realization that death is actually the way one looks at life - death is not just an end, but also a beginning. Weaving together thought-provoking parables, anecdotes from the author's past, and poignant Judaic teachings, Touching the World of Angels is a moving, raw story of one man's spiritual journey to make sense of his loss and to find the courage to gain a richer understanding of the world beyond this one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Roy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013215/bk_adbl_013215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mankind has been fasting for centuries and throughout history. Sometimes, the fasting wasn't exactly a voluntary activity. In the hunter gatherer communities, mankind could go for long hours or probably days without food. Fast forward to the time when man started having organized religion. Fasting is a religious activity that has been in practice for thousands of years; many religious organizations or groups such as the Christians, Muslims and even the Jewish incorporate fasting as part of their religious activities. For instance, it is not surprising to see a Muslim going on 40 days fast in preparation for the Ramadan. While fasting has, for a long time, been associated with the lack of food and religion, the practice of fasting is now taking a different direction. People are now fasting for a different reason. For instance, in recent times, fasting now supersedes a religious activity. It has come to be known as a health boosting activity. So what's the difference between that and starving for days without food as we see happening in some poverty stricken parts of the world? Well, the difference is that there is a way of fasting that makes you attain these benefits; you just don't go without food for days then expect to be healthy! So how do you go about fasting in a good way to obtain the different benefits? The most popular type of fasting that serves as a boost to health is known as the intermittent fasting. This book will serve as a master guide on how to achieve optimal health with intermittent fasting. It will cover various aspects of intermittent fasting such as the clear definition of the term intermittent fasting, health benefits and challenges associate 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061768/bk_acx0_061768_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times Best Seller: A “remarkable and evenhanded study of Ronald Reagan” (The New York Times) from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lincoln at Gettysburg. Updated with a new preface by the author, this captivating biography of America’s 40th president recounts Ronald Reagan’s life - from his poverty-stricken Illinois childhood to his acting career to his California governorship to his role as commander in chief - and examines the powerful myths surrounding him, many of which he created himself. Praised by some for his sunny optimism and old-fashioned rugged individualism, derided by others for being a politician out of touch with reality, Reagan was both a popular and polarizing figure in the 1980s United States, and continues to fascinate us as a symbol. In Reagan’s America, Garry Wills reveals the realities behind Reagan’s own descriptions of his idyllic boyhood, as well as the story behind his leadership of the Screen Actors Guild, the role religion played in his thinking, and the facts of his military service. With a wide-ranging and balanced assessment of both the personal and political life of this outsize American icon, the author of such acclaimed works as What Jesus Meant and The Kennedy Imprisonment “elegantly dissects the first US President to come out of Hollywood’s dream factory [in] a fascinating biography whose impact is enhanced by techniques of psychological profile and social history” (Los Angeles Times). 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Edward Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/053569/bk_adbl_053569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn to practice Buddhism and find inner peace in your everyday life! The man who would come to be known as Buddha experienced the extremes of hunger and poverty on the path that he had chosen for himself. Finally enlightened to the truths of life and suffering, he set off on a mission to spread his teachings far and wide. Today, the questions that he spent his life seeking answers to are more prevalent than ever before. Siddhartha Gautama was 35 years old when he found the answers to some of life's deepest and most difficult questions. What does it mean to suffer? What are the causes of suffering? Is there a solution to the problem of suffering? Siddhartha was born a prince in a royal family, but he was not happy with all of his luxuries and riches. Constantly plagued by the suffering of all the poverty stricken people around him, he gave it all up and left his home on a journey to seek enlightenment. More of a philosophy than a religion, Buddhism has great lessons for anyone on a search to find inner peace. In this book, Buddhism: Beginner's Guide on the Journey to Enlightenment by Seeking Inner Peace Using the Art of Meditation, you will be guided through the five most important tenets of this enlightening philosophy, which are: The five precepts of Buddhism The four noble truths Walking the noble eightfold path The four foundations of mindfulness The two basic mindfulness meditation techniques The information in this book can be applied to anyone at any point in time. These lessons have been constructed to help anyone come another step closer to attaining inner peace. You don't need to give up all of your worldly possessions in order to find inner peace, and in this great beginner's guide, you'll learn exactly how to find it in any walk of life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Wells. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069403/bk_acx0_069403_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most important figures in the history of American thought, religion, and literature. The vitality of his writings and the unsettling power of his example continue to influence us more than a hundred years after his death. Now Robert D. Richardson Jr. brings to life an Emerson very different from the old stereotype of the passionless Sage of Concord. Drawing on a vast amount of new material, including correspondence among the Emerson brothers, Richardson gives us a rewarding intellectual biography that is also a portrait of the whole man. These chapters present a young suitor, a grief-stricken widower, an affectionate father, and a man with an abiding genius for friendship. The great spokesman for individualism and self-reliance turns out to have been a good neighbor, an activist citizen, a loyal brother. Here is an Emerson who knew how to laugh, who was self-doubting as well as self-reliant, and who became the greatest intellectual adventurer of his age. Richardson has, as much as possible, let Emerson speak for himself through his published works, his many journals and notebooks, his letters, his reported conversations. This is not merely a study of Emerson's writing and his influence on others; it is Emerson's life as he experienced it. We see the failed minister, the struggling writer, the political reformer, the poetic liberator. The Emerson of this book not only influenced Thoreau, Fuller, Whitman, Dickinson, and Frost, he also inspired Nietzsche, William James, Baudelaire, Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, and Jorge Luis Borges. Emerson's timeliness is persistent and striking: his insistence that literature and science are not separate cultures, his emphasis on the worth of every individual, his respect for nature. Richardson gives careful attention to the enormous range of Emerson's readings - from Persian poets to George Sand - and to his many friendships and personal encounters - from 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael McConnohie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004964/bk_adbl_004964_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.